In a word, they are good at business. Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja Shrine in Kawagoe is a shrine that is not only a pleasure to look at but also a fun place to take pictures, and it is a shrine that is eager to entertain its visitors.
The most famous of all are the many wind chimes that have been displayed in the summer since 2014. During the festival season, a "wind-bell corridor" with more than 2,000 wind-bells is set up, where visitors can tie strips of paper with their wishes on them.
Unfortunately, I was not able to see the wind-bell corridor when I visited the temple because of its period but there are other impressive facilities in the precincts of the temple. On the left side of the main hall, there is an ema (votive picture tablet) tunnel and on the other side of the main hall, there are several pastel-colored windmills, also in the form of a tunnel.
Furthermore, in front of Yasaka Shrine, which stands within the precincts of the shrine, there is fortune slips in the shape of sea breams. It is called "Tai mikuji. This is an elaborate and interesting fortune slip that is usually drawn by hand but is now fished out using a special fishing rod. Kawagoe Hikawa Jinja Shrine has a strong business spirit to offer such a little attraction.
|May 2022 SAITAMA STILL LIFE|
|FISH KAWAGOE PAPER FORTUNE SHRINE TORII|
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